Category Archives: geoengineering

The battle to tame Prosser’s shifting sands

Bending nature to our will is not a straightforward matter. The little beach near Port Arthur where my family used to camp over summer was the perfect place for a boy to play out fantasies about coastal engineering. As with … Continue reading

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Tim Flannery finds some silver linings

Is there any light down that long dark tunnel? [29 September | Peter Boyer] Spring has sprung and life is full of promise. This is surely a season for hope. In Washington (where it’s autumn), a joint weekend statement by … Continue reading

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Warning: don’t put your eggs in the technology basket

Technology offers no short-cut to solving our climate dilemma. Only our collective effort can do that. [9 April 2013 | Peter Boyer] Fictional stories and characters can be a big influence on who we are. At school I fancied I … Continue reading

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